Palestinian paper: Egypt attempting to mediate end to Palestinian prisoner’s hunger strike

Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds reports that Egypt is attempting to mediate an end to the hunger strike of a Palestinian prisoner who has caused increased tensions between Israel and Gaza terror groups.

Hisham Abu Hawash has been on a hunger strike in protest of his detention by Israel without trial for 137 days, according to his lawyers.

The Islamic Jihad terror group has threatened violence should Abu Hawash die.

According to Al-Quds, Egypt is suggesting that Israel not extend his administrative detention beyond February. In exchange he will end his strike.

Palestinian administrative detainee Hisham Abu Hawash with his two sons at the Asaf Harofeh Medical Center on December 26, 2021. (Screen capture/ YouTube)

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